Eastern White Pine (Long Leaf)

 870

American Cherry

  950

Red Maple

Golden Teak

  2330

Bamboo - Strand

Cumaro

3540

Patagonian Rosewood

 1290

White Ash

  1320

White Oak

Mesquite

Bloodwood

3540

3585

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In an effort to present you with accurate information, the Janka Scale noted by A1 Flooring and Bath and a compilation of results from our various suppliers. Accordingly, our figures may differ from Janka Ratings listed by other flooring suppliers. Janka Ratings for a specific species of wood may vary based on the source of the wood and a number of related factors. Janka Scale are not absolute and are best used to understand which woods are harder than others.

Elm

Heart Pine

   1225

2200

Acacia (Short Leaf)

2250

3280

Bolivian Rosewood

3840

   830

Southern Yellow Pine (Long Leaf)

 870

Birch

  1260

1450

Ultra Strand Bamboo

2789

Brazilian Redwood

3540

Red Cumaro

3640

Janka Scale

Horizontal Bamboo - Carbonized     

 1180

Brazilian Koa

 2160

Patagonian Cherry

3190

Brazilian Walnut/Lapacho

  950

American Walnut 

  1360

Australian Cypress

  2350

Brazilian Cherry/Jatoba

  2900

Brazilian Pecan

Brazilian Ebony

janka hardness rating

    1010

1375

Hard Maple

Santos Mahogany

2789

3417

Brazilian Chestnut

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Hevea    

   1060

Red Oak

American Hickory

 1820

2345

  2800

Janka Hardness Test is the industry standard for testing the resistance of a sample of wood to denting and normal wear. The

Janka Scale measures the force required to embed a .444 inch

(11.28mm) steel ball to half its diameter into a piece of wood. Since

the hardness of wood varies with the direction of the grain, both

side and end testing is performed on the sample. Red Oak with a 1290 Janka Rating is the industry benchmark for comparing the relative hardness of different wood species.

Here is a list of the most common wood species used in flooring.